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Employee Wellness

*This is your place for the latest information to support you in your health and wellness. In order to preform and enjoy our professions in APS, wellness for ourselves must come first.* The progressive APS Employee Wellness program supports an environment that promotes a culture of health encouraging healthy behaviors. Through opportunities for educational and fitness programming, healthy lifelong behaviors decrease health risks while reducing healthcare costs. For further information and submissions contact

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, Ste. 200E Map

Phone: (505)889-4895


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Monthly Events

Open to ALL Employees

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**MILLION MILES APRIL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CHALLENGE- Sign up today to do this walk or run or 'just move' challenge. Register under 'bronze' and click on Albuquerque Public Schools so you can track with our colleagues! 



**HIKING -  Every Monday, 6pm, at the Copper NE trailhead, join your colleagues for a nice hike. Sign up at:


**Events happening April 11

              **BLOOD DRIVE ABK Complex Reserve a spot:

             **MAMMOGRAMS 10-4pm, ABK Complex

             **DIABETES MEDICATION SEMINAR ABK Complex 4:30-5:30pm 



**April 24 - Monthly BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, ABK Complex 205E, Wellness Center


**April 25 - School-Site CHAIR MASSAGES (Barcelona, Ventana Ranch, Mountain View, Adobe Acres, Marie                                       Hughes, Navajo, Atrisco


**April 27 - COOKING WITH CONFIDENCE Lincoln Complex, next to M Building 12- 1pm 


Resources and Information

 Reach out to your medical and community providers for additional support and services. There is so much there to support you in your wellness. Contact them today!

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Presbyterian, True Health NM, Davis Vision, Delta Dental, Express Scripts, Nusenda

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2019 Calendar Year

Wellness Incentive Program

APS employees and spouses/domestic partners who have health insurance through the district can keep costs down by completing a medical physical sometime between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. Open enrollment occurs between July and September, where you can upload your documents, in order to get the insurance fee reductions. You must keep your physical documentation in your possession until the open window to upload become available (July-September). A suggestion is to scan and email it to yourself so that it's not lost. In addition to the physical you will need to complete online (during open enrollment window) a personal health assessment and tobacco affidavit. If you still use, and continue using tobacco products, the benefit reduction will not occur. We have resources to help you quit smoking. Let us know how we can help.

Click below for the documents.

*Letter For Your Doctor

*Physician Engagement Form For Your Doctor To Fill Out



2018 APS Health & Wellness Fair

October 12, 2018

Many of us are on Fall Break that day. Stop by ABK Complex to visit with great vendors from our community. Additionally you are able to speak with your benefit providers.  This is also the time for our Open/Switch enrollment. Come by! 

Vendors - If you're interested in participating, please reach out to


Employee Wellness Coordinator

Melani Buchanan Farmer, PhD,

Melani Buchanan Farmer is a Native New Mexican. She studied Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Multicultural Education at UNM. Melani completed her PhD at CIIS, graduating with a degree in Transformative Studies, with an emphasis on Adolescent Wellness. She proceeded to work in the Albuquerque Public Schools for 18 years, while also establishing the non profit Running 505; a holistic wellness program for kids in the 5th through 8th grades. Passionate about education, she moved onto higher education and is currently at NMHU as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education and Director of AP New Mexico. In Melani’s spare time she enjoys being with her teenage son, family and friends while hiking, running, camping, traveling to places near and far, and watching movies. She is grateful for amazing opportunities that cross her path, learning from others to further knowledge of self, education, wellness, and our communities. 

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